#52weekproject: Week 17 – Farmstand

Farmstand

Farmstand

Taken Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Somewhere near Huntley, IL.

Went to Starved Rock for a Saturday morning hike with my suburban relatives, and on the way back, found this farmstand on the side of the road. The soft evening light was beautiful, and the scene just reminded me of small town americana… Something you forget exists when you live in a big city.

I admit, the picture doesn’t quite do it justice, since I don’t think I found an interesting enough perspective/composition, but with the fixed focal length on my x100, I went for a straight on approach to match the old timey feel.

#52weekproject: Week 16 – Singers in the Subway

Singers in the Subway

Lake and Washington Subway

Taken on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. I’ve wanted to take this photo for a long time now. Caught these guys performing in the State & Lake Red Line Subway station after leaving work. And have seen them performing together during rush hour for at least the 2.5 years I’ve been in Chicago. There are usually 3 of them that perform together, and after some searching it seems they go by The Real Connection. They perform old school motown/soul songs, and just have this real smooth soulful sound that is just really soothing.

I had an idea that I wanted to take a picture of them with the train running in the background, but it’s usually so hard with so many people around. I ended up leaving work late this particular day, so the rush hour crowd had subsided by then, but they were still going strong. I’m gonna print this out and give it to them next time I see them. Maybe I can try to get a pic with all three of them together.

 

Here’s a video of them I found on the youtubes with my superior world wide web crawling skills:

 

#52weekproject: Week 15 – In the Loop

Week 15: In the Loop

In the Loop

Taken last Friday, July 11th, from the 6th floor of a parking garage on the corner of Wabash and Randolph St.

I don’t love it, but it’s got this timeless look to it… like it could have been taken anytime in the past 30 years. (Spoiler alert: It was.) Anyway, first photo in this series taken with my Fuji X100. It’s a nice compact camera, that’s small enough that I usually carry it everyday with me to work in my backpack. Controlwise, it’s a little hard to use and requires a bit more setup and thought to take a picture, but the image quality is pretty nice.